Blog entry: January 24, 2012
by Zach Schierl
Ask most photographers what the key is to getting a good photograph and 9 out of 10 will tell you "good lighting." After all, the word photography comes from the Greek words photos, meaning light, and graphos, meaning to paint or draw. Therefore, the art of photography can be thought of as "painting with light." Many people assume that this means photography is all about getting lucky and being in the right place at the right time. However, while there is always an element of luck (or whatever you prefer to call it), with a little planning and forethought, it is really not all that difficult to put yourself in a position where you are very likely to be in the right place at the right time. In other words, it is possible to predict when great lighting conditions are likely to occur so that you can have your camera at the ready.